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Table 4 Predictive factors of central LNM in the HT group

From: Lymph node metastasis of papillary thyroid carcinoma in the context of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

Variables Central lymph node metastasis
Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
OR 95%CI P OR 95%CI P
Age, year
(< 55 / ≥55)
0.20 0.06–0.60 < 0.01 0.17 0.05–0.55 < 0.01
Sex
(Male, Female)
0.75 0.27–2.07 0.58    
TSH, median
(3.49< / ≥3.49, μIU/mL)
0.81 0.42–1.53 0.51    
TPO-Ab, median
(184.15< / ≥184.15, IU/mL)
0.81 0.42–1.53 0.51    
Tg-Ab, median
(284.2< / ≥284.2, IU/mL)
1.11 0.59–2.12 0.74    
Tumor size, mm
(≤10 / > 10)
2.62 1.34–5.15 0.01 2.69 1.32–5.49 0.01
Multifocality
(No / Yes)
2.02 1.00–4.08 0.05 1.96 0.92–4.17 0.08
Extrathyroidal extension
(No / Yes)
0.46 0.39–0.55 0.22    
  1. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval